Kevin Brophy is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. He has had nine books of poetry published, the latest being Look at the Lake (Puncher & Wattmann, 2018). He is also a fiction writer and essayist. He has been runner-up for the Vogel and Christina Stead fiction awards, recipient of the Martha Richardson Medal for poetry, and in 2015 he was poet in residence at the BR Whiting Library in Rome. He was founding co-editor of Going Down Swinging from 1980 to 1994, and was a co-editor of TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses from 2008 to 2018. He lives in Melbourne.

Nathan Curnow is a lifeguard, poet and past editor of Going Down Swinging. His previous books include The Ghost Poetry Project, RADAR, The Right Wrong Notes and The Apocalypse Awards. His work has featured in leading journals and been shortlisted for major prizes for nearly twenty years, receiving the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize in 2010. As a peer assessor he has worked for the Literature Board of the Australia Council, Creative Victoria and Arts Queensland. He has recently taught creative writing at Federation University, and continues to conduct school workshops across the country. In 2018 he toured Europe with singer/songwriter, Geoffrey Williams, performing at festivals in Poland and Germany.